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: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: Daughters of Britannia

Katie Hickman examines the lives of diplomats' wives and daughters through letters and diaries - omnibus (16-20/20)

: William Trevor Short Story

A Bit on the Side
- Graillis's Legacy Dermot Crowley reads William Trevor's touching and compassionate story of a man's love for two women ,

: Unearthing Mysteries

Aubrey Manning s archaeological investigations continue with a project that hopes to shed light on diseases suffered by the ancient Egyptians (2/4)

: Treasure Island

See 8pm

: A Whole New Ball Game

See 9.30pm

: The Comediennes

See 5pm

: Groucho Was My Father

See 5.30pm

: The Frankie Howerd Show

1974 comedy

: Stop Messing About

1969 camp comedy

: CBeebies Radio on BBC 7

Songs and stories

: The Comediennes

Profile of actress
Irene Handl , (1901-87) who was a key figure in the 1958 radio series Educating Archie (1/6)


Unknown: Irene Handl

: Groucho Was My Father Miriam

Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about life with her comic-genius father Groucho Marx (1890-1977) (3/3)


Talks: Marx Allen
Unknown: Tony Staveacre
Unknown: Groucho Marx

: The Darker Side of the

Border Series of three
19th-century thrillers set in Scotland, starting with The Captain of the Polestar - Arthur Conan
Doyle's 1894 chilling tale about a Dundee whaling ship trapped in the Arctic, starring Alec Heggie


Unknown: Arthur Conan
Unknown: Alec Heggie

: Report on the Barnhouse Effect

Stuart Milligan reads Kurt Vonnegut sci-fi tale about a man who controls the forces of nature with his mind


Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut

: The Frankie Howerd Show

1974 comedy

: Stop Messing About

1969 camp comedy

: Treasure Island

Peter Jeffrey and Hugh Paddick star in Robert Louis Stevenson 's adventure


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: A Whole New Ball Game

1993 comedy

: The News Quiz

Topical comedy panel game

: The Right Time

2003 sketch show

: Stand-Up on 7

Featuring Michael Bentine 's autobiographical stage tour, first aired in 1994 (2/2)


Unknown: Michael Bentine

: Creme de la Crime

2001 comedy

: Doctor Who

the Commentaries Actors and crew of BBCl's megahit adventure series discuss yesterday's episode, The Stolen Earth (12/13)

: Mark Twain Stories

Experiences of the McWilliamses Kelsey Grammer reads a tale about a couple's panic when an illness sweeps through the children in the neighbourhood


Unknown: Kelsey Grammer

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: as 9.15am

: as 9.30am

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 11pm

: as 11.45pm

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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